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Share in our progress as our restoration began March 13, 2017. You may click on the photos to see a closer view.

Marbelizing 05/ 17/ 17
John has begun "marblizing" the columns of the church. This intricate process is done by hand.
Marbelizing Video #1

Marbelizing Video #2

Photos Below: 05/11/2017

The ceiling above the sanctuary. You can see the spires of the high altar covered in the background.
The ceiling above the nave
(ie main body) of the church.
Notice the pencil lines and grids. The artists use these to accurately paint by. They will be later removed or covered over.
We have such great students at Bishop Hogan. Here's just one example:
3rd grade students from Bishop Hogan made cards and brought treats to the studio workers. The workers hung the cards on the scaffold in the church.
One of the workers said in his 27-year-long career that this is the first time parish school kids have given him something like that on a work site.

Photo at left taken 05/05/2017.

Work has progressed to the point that artists have begun a preliminary testing of the paint and stencil. These represent the first stage of the painting process. (N.B. the colors in the photos vary a little from what they look like in person.)

These two photos 04/17/17.

View Father Kneib's video here...

The view in the video is from the top level of the scaffold which lets you see the progress the artists have made on the fiberglass process on the ceiling.


Our scaffolding is complete. View our first video here...

As of April 16, 2017, our Interior Restoration Campaign Funds Collected are $588,428; Pledges Not Yet Collected amount to $249,509. We are making steady progress toward our goal of $900,00!

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Dollar amounts shown are in denominations
of one hundred thousand, ie. $900=$900,000.

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Gym Church During Remodeling 2017
Photo by Kathy Haney Carlton

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